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Cubans in Miami send medicines to the Island

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In order to offer a breath of life to dozens of island residents, groups of Cubans in Miami created a humanitarian aid corridor.

On this occasion, they sent drugs such as cephalexin, furosemide and doxycillin, among others.

However, the members of the aid group allege that the list of medicines that thousands of Cubans need on the island would be endless. Unfortunately, in Cuba they are scarce or do not exist.

Yaquelin Abreu, a member of the group “Todos Somos Placetas”, says: “What is happening in Cuba right now is inhuman,” reported Telemundo51.

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Sahidy Mata: member of the group “Todos por Cienfuegos”, says: “the objective of sending things hand in hand is so that we do not lose anything”.

Rudy Acosta, from the CU7 Christian ministry, says: “we have daily communication with these pastors, who are in the field in the villages working with these people”.

"First of all, we focused on the fight against COVID, lowering the numbers so that Cienfuegos returned to normality as soon as possible," says Mata.

"Days of many gravediggers calling us and telling us that they could not overwork, it was very sad," says Abreu. And he adds: "That's when we really said we have to get together and do something fast and that's when the oxygen shortage started."

With the financial support of the more than 28,000 followers of the group Todos Somos Placetas, Yaquelin says that 2 oxygen respirators were purchased and sent to Cuba, which are still in service today.

"The respirators came out at $ 1,600 each, and they weighed 67 pounds," Abreu says.

In Cuba, collaborators such as Dr. Abdiel Rodríguez, a specialist in intensive and emergency medicine, receive shipments and try to meet the needs of the people.

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"It seems to me that no one better than a doctor who is suffering together with the patients, can manage the resources that he has in his hands," says Dr. Rodríguez.

“Right now we are sending people across Canada, the volunteers. We have not been lucky enough to find a cheap passage ”, says Mata.

And it is that finding a balance between the purchase of medicines and the cost of tickets, sometimes hinders their mission of solidarity.

"What we do is that we sell, unfortunately, a part of the luggage and we send half of the donations and half of what we sell," says Mata.

"A treatment with an antibiotic like Rosefine was costing him around 30,000 Cuban pesos, impossible to pay, they don't have to eat, food has gone up in price outrageously," says Acosta.

To these shortcomings, the CU7 Christian Ministry missionaries, active in sending aid since 2017, try to respond, also by sending them hand in hand.

"It is much more difficult, it is much more complicated, expensive but our premise has been that none of the aid we send goes through any channel of the Cuban government, and we know that many of them may have their eyes on us", Acosta says.

With an increasingly deteriorated health infrastructure and a deficit of medicines that has worsened for days, for Cubans, this humanitarian aid that comes from abroad is a hope, a sigh of life that the regime unfortunately rejects.

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